SHILOH – An archeological study is going to be completed on 20.9 acres of Shiloh land that is being purchased by BJC.
The Shiloh Village Board discussed the matter at their September board meeting and authorized just over $17,000 to be spent on the Phase II study, which must be completed before the sale can close. The land is owned by Haven Hills Development, and located along the northwestern part of Frank Scott Parkway where an Ameren Illinois substation currently sits. Shiloh has a note on just over nine acres of property that they obtained as collateral.
Village administrator John Marquart says, “We’ve asked that if any relics are found that we could house and display them in Shiloh, but that will depend on what they find, if anything, and will ultimately be determined by the state.” Marquart was not sure who would be contracted to do the study, saying, “That’s under the auspices of BJC, we’re just helping pay for it.”
It’s likely that BJC could build more doctors’ offices on the property, since they’ve expressed their desire during current projects to continue expansion in the area.
In Other News:
- A resolution for support transportation alternatives that would have seen the construction of an ADA sidewalk adjacent to Lebanon Avenue at Sierra Drive has been tabled until “an undetermined committee meeting,” as several trustees felt that it needed more work before they could vote on it.
- Under planning and development, the board authorized Mayor Jim Vernier to sign a contract for a comprehensive plan update. It was mentioned during the committee at large meeting that the previous comprehensive plan was last completed round 12 years ago, and the plans are usually updated every five years. The board also authorized the installation of two streetlights as per phase five of the Wingate Development.
- The trustees, with the exception of Mark Kurtz who was the sole “nay” vote, voted to authorize the mayor to sign an architectural services proposal by U Studios Inc. for the Barn property, not to exceed $24,000. These services will determine the viability of using the existing barn structure for a proposed cultural arts center.
- The board voted to authorize the purchase of a portable speed radar unit, not to exceed $6,695. The approved price is for a unit called the Onsite 300m trailer from Decatur Electronics. The price includes a solar power package, as well as a battery back up pack and a data logging system to track problem areas. Trustee Kurtz was the only trustee to vote against the purchase.
- Kurtz also voted against a motion to authorize two additions to the 2016 street pavement program. The rest of the trustees passed the motion which will allow for asphalting of Tamarack Lane at a price of $61,260 and pavement work at the Shiloh Dog Park at a price of $32,260.